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National Coalition for Parent Involvement in Education (NCPIE)
http://www.ncpie.org/

NCIPE is a Coalition of advocacy groups in support of family-school partnerships. The NCPIE Web site includes information about family involvement, resources, and an extensive list of family involvement related organizations.

National PTA
http://www.pta.org/

As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) offers useful information and support to many thousands of parents to help them stay involved in the lives of their children. The National PTA reminds our country of its obligations to children and provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child while providing the best tools for parents to help their children be successful students. National PTA does not act alone. Working in cooperation with many national education, health, safety, and child advocacy groups and federal agencies, National PTA collaborates on projects that benefit children and that bring valuable resources to its members.

Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs)
http://www.taalliance.org/ptidirectory/

Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) are authorized in Part D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and are funded by the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. Parent centers serve families of children and young adults from birth to age 22 with all disabilities: physical, cognitive, emotional, and learning.
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Funding for the PIRC program as a whole has been discontinued by the US Department of Education. Therefore, most PIRC programs are no longer in operation although several are continuing with funding from other sources. You may contact PIRCs directly to determine their status.
Free Webinar Series
The U.S. Department of Education and its partners invite you to view the archive for the webinar, Bringing it All Together: Family and Community Engagement Policies in Action, which took place on November 16, 2011.

This is the ninth and final webinar in the series, Achieving Excellence and Innovation in Family, School, and Community Engagement.
United States Department of Education Funding for this project is provided by the U.S. Department of Education, contract number ED-04-CO-0039/0001. The content herein does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Department of Education. Disclaimer
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